January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD #58 visioning process begins this month

SALEM — What MSAD #58 will look like three to five or 10 years in the future is the focus of the visioning process that will begin this month.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Waterhouse to exhibit photos

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Don Waterhouse will exhibit his photographs at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, through Feb. 14. An artist’s reception will be held at the library Jan. 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  More...

Raina Eustis guest choreographer at Lakeside Dance

RANGELEY — The Lakeside Dance Academy of Rangeley will welcome guest choreographer Raina Eustis to the Jazz II class during the upcoming session.  Eustis will be creating an original hip-hop dance, which will be performed at the annual Sp More...

White White World Week

Back and better than ever

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — t began simply enough back in the 1970s. Sugarloaf locals needed a way to cut loose during the long cold January nights. More...

Community & Local News

A boost for the pantry

Michel Boule (left to right), Plant Manager of ReEnergy Stratton facility (formerly Boralex) and Stephen Hall, Director of Industry and Government Affairs, present $250 to Florence and John Caldwell More...

Free seniors’ beginner computer class offered

Carrabassett Valley Public Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library’s Senior Group is offering a threeweek basic computer course for seniors with no prior knowledge of computers.  Classes start Jan. 18 (not Jan. More...

DAR genealogy workshop to be held

SKOWHEGAN — The Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a free genealogy workshop (for women interested in becoming a member of DAR) at the Skowhegan Public Library Saturday, More...

Sports & Outdoors

A little golf in January

Who would think on New Years Day 2012 that you would see people play golf at the Justafield in Phillips with the sun shining and the temperature at 47 degrees. More...

Another 1,000-visit club member

Rangeley Fitness Center Executive Director Scott Stinchcomb congratulates fitness member Brian Warren on reaching 1,000 visits at the Rangeley Fitness Center. More...

Roadrunners compete at opening high school alpine race

Mt. Abram skiing

FARMINGTON — Several days of consistent snowmaking along with a light snowfall Friday, left excellent ski conditions for over 140 competitors at Titcomb Mountain’s slalom race sponsored by Mt. Blue High School.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Martin Luther King Day is Monday Darkness cannotdrive out darkness;only light can do that.Hate cannot drive out hate;only love can do that. —Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Support the Big Dogs Cookbook project

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Business mixed during vacation week

WESTERN MAINE — Businesses that rely on downhill skiers were slightly off during Christmas vacation. For those dependent upon snowmobilers and cross country skiers, business was substantially off.  More...

FMH welcomes first baby

A baby boy was born at 12:40 p.m. January 1

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital and recently welcomed its first baby of 2012.  Nurse midwife Susan Jacoby of Franklin Health Women’s Care attended the birth of Drake Douglas Frederick, a seven-pound, six-ounce baby boy who wa More...

Area in need of two good feet of snow - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — There’s still hope for a lot of snow, but Jerome “Frenchy” Guevremont, superintendent of the Rangeley’s wastewater division and weather observer, says it doesn’t bode well for a great winter. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Veteran’s Critical Issues Report Available Online  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Feb. 2 is right around the corner. How do you celebrate Ground Hog Day?

Jay Staton, Highland Plantation.: “I don’t!” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leslie R. Pinkham

1921-2011 — He was a man of honor, patriotic and always a gentleman

CASCO — Leslie Raymond Pinkham, 90, passed away peacefully in his home Dec. 29, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.  More...

Donald Reed Corson

1948-2012

Donald Reed Corson, 63, of East Hampton, beloved husband of Joan (Blancato) Corson, went home unexpectedly to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. More...

Celia V. Sawtelle

1925-2011 — She left this world as she had wanted, in good health and peacefully, at her home

MONMOUTH — Celia Vose Sawtelle, 86, a longtime resident of Monmouth, died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.  More...

News from our Schools

The Wizard of Oz comes to Salem - Free Access

MSAD #58 students in kindergarten through grade four had an opportunity to go to Mt. Abram High School in Salem Monday to watch the high school’s drama club production of the Wizard of Oz. The show was performed Saturday and Sunday as well. More...

College Goal Maine FAFSA workshops set

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY...

Over 55 free workshops to be offered statewide in January and February   More...

MSAD #58 School Notes

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY JAN. 16: All schools and offices in MSAD #58 will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St.,Phillips. All paper gamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...